|Traded as||NASDAQ: SPLK|
|Founders||Michael Baum, Rob Das and Erik Swan|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Products||Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Light, Splunk Cloud, Hunk|
|Revenue||US$668.1 Million (2015)|
Number of employees
Splunk is an American multinational corporation based in San Francisco, California, that produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface.
Splunk has a mission of making machine data accessible across an organization by identifying data patterns, providing metrics, diagnosing problems and providing intelligence for business operations. Splunk is a horizontal technology used for application management, security and compliance, as well as business and web analytics. As of early 2016, Splunk has over 10,000 customers worldwide.
Splunk is based in San Francisco, with regional operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and has over 1700 employees.
In September 2013 the company acquired Bugsense, a mobile-device data-analytics company. Bugsense provides "a mobile analytics platform used by developers to improve app performance and improve quality". It supplied a "software developer kit" to give developers access to data analytics from mobile devices that it managed from its scalable cloud platform. The acquisition amount was undisclosed.
In October 2015 Splunk sealed a "cybersecurity alliance" with U.S. government security contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. to offer combined cyberthreat detection and intelligence-analysis technology.
Splunk's core offering, Splunk Enterprise, collects and analyzes high volumes of machine-generated data. It uses a standard API to connect directly to applications and devices. It was developed in response to the demand for comprehensible and actionable data reporting for executives outside a company's IT department.
In 2011, Splunk released Splunk Storm, a cloud-based version of the core Splunk product. Splunk Storm offered a turnkey, managed and hosted service for machine data. In 2013, Splunk announced that Splunk Storm would become a completely free service and expanded its cloud offering with Splunk Cloud. In 2015, Splunk shut down Splunk Storm.
In 2015, Splunk announced a Light version of the core Splunk product, aimed at smaller IT-environments and mid-sized enterprises.
In 2016, Google announced its cloud platform will integrate with Splunk to expand in areas like IT ops, security and compliance.
Splunkbase is a community hosted by Splunk where users can go to find apps and add-ons for Splunk which can improve the functionality and usefulness of Splunk, as well as provide a quick and easy interface for specific use-cases and/or vendor products. Examples of these applications are:
- Splunk Add-On for Microsoft Windows
- CIS Critical Security Controls
- Cisco Security Suite
- Gigamon Visability App for Splunk
Splunk apps and add-ons can be developed by anyone, including Splunk themselves.
Internet of Things
- Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Department of Drainage and Sewage to send alerts
- Eglin Air Force Base for energy conservation
- Nest Labs to analyze thermostat data
- iRhythm to check on product performance
- Unnamed elevator company to monitor elevator usage
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